E3: Renegade Ops hands on

I’ll admit, Renegade Ops wasn’t really at the top of my list when it came to SEGA’s E3 offerings. After playing it though, I was pleasantly surprised. It’s not really a call back to any SEGA legacy series, nor is it from any major SEGA developer, but it’s something any fan of arcade games should probably check out when it comes to Xbox Live, PSN, and PC later this year.

Swingin’ Report Show #9: Post E3 2011 special

E3 has come and gone, now we sit back and talk about all those games they showed. We talk about the big 3 and if they impressed us, talk about 3rd party booths and of course, the awesome games SEGA had to show. Takashi Iizuka, why do you laugh at the Game Gear?


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E3: Shinobi 3DS hands on

I love Shinobi 3: Return of the Ninja Master. In my opinion it was easily one of the best games SEGA ever made for the Genesis. Needless to say, when I heard the series was finally getting a new game, I was ecstatic…and a little worried. After all, after the series hit its high point with Shinobi 3, it’s been subjected to some less than stellar games through the likes of Shinobi Legions and Shinobi PS2. I am happy to report that this game isn’t like those games; unlike them, Shinobi 3DS does indeed have a bunch of things in common with the Genesis games, including a few very obvious throwbacks.

Mario & Sonic at the London Olympic Games E3 trailer

Here is a feel good CGI trailer featuring Nintendo and SEGA mascots going at it. Seems that the fans love these games since they buy them by the truck loads.

I’m a bit tired of this Olympic stuff. I think they should just make a mini game compilation, the Olympic license isn’t selling these games. While we wait for that game, we can watch this trailer for Peach in a skimpy outfit and Amy for her slow motion Baywatch part.

Sonic Generations E3 trailer shows off City Escape level

Sonic Generations gets a new level revealed for E3, the excellent City Escape from Sonic Adventure 2, which was the best stage in that game. At least according to me and I’m always right.

Yes, this game is turning out to be amazing. We should be having some previews on the game later today or early tomorrow.

Edit: Spagonia is teased at the end of the trailer.

Virtua Tennis coming to Playstation Vita

If you watched Sony’s press conference, you would know that the Playstation Vita is the name of the next gen PSP. In the conference Sony showed off this montage trailer. If you fast forward it to 2:17, you will see a tennis game.

This looks just like Virtua Tennis franchise we all know and love. Its not out of the question for this type of game to be on a handheld. I think the arcade style of VT would do really well on the Playstation Vita and other portables. Shoot, SEGA agreed when back in 2005 the PSP got its own Virtua Tennis game called “Virtua Tennis: World Tour”.

I would say chances are good that this is a Playstation Vita Virtua Tennis games.

SEGA just sent out the press release for this. This is a port of Virtua Tennis 4 and is confirmed to be a launch title.

Swingin’ Report Show #8: Pre-E3 2011 special

This week we take a look at the wonders of E3, what we expect and hope for. Enjoy the new logo above? We are also trying a new format, a bit more chaotic as you can tell. Tell us what you think. We also have a new official logo for the podcast, made by Barry the Nomad. Nice?

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